Is Homosexuality a Sin? Is Homosexuality a Sin?
NAV Are these Questions Familiar? NAV
NAV Did Your Child Come Out to You? - Parents are never prepared to accept the news that their children are gay. I will never forget that Friday night in December of 1997. NAV
NAV Is My Child Gay or Confused? - When Adam told us he was gay, we thought, "This can't be true, he's just confused". NAV
  Should I Accept My Child's Orientation? - For Patti and I, our first reaction was absolutely not. He is only 16 years old. What does he know about sexual relations? NAV
  Am I Ashamed of My Child or of Myself? - When Adam came out to us, shame was a big word in our lives. I was afraid that people would overlook Adam's wonderful qualities and focus on just one aspect of him ---- his sexual orientation. NAV
  Did My Parents Make Me Gay? - Yes, absolutely, my parents made me gay. They had sex, my mom got pregnant, and bam!...I popped out of the womb - brown hair, brown eyes, and gay! NAV
  Who Can I Talk to About This? - Take comfort, you are only lost for a little while. There is a light at the end of this long, lonely path. NAV
  What is God's Plan? - How does being gay fit in God's plan? This is the hardest question to discuss. The answer will depend on whom you are talking to. NAV
  Why Would My Child Choose to be Gay? - You have just asked an important question. Ironically, once you have exhausted all of the obvious possibilities, you will probably come to understand the absurdity of the question itself. NAV
Other Points of Interest
  Our Son's Story - Adam was always a bright and happy child. He was also quite stubborn. As his father, I always found that frustrating in one respect, but I also admired it.  
  Hope... How Our Family has Progressed - After learning that Adam was gay, Patti and I were devastated. Our response was typical. We prayed for a miracle.  


Jeff EllisWhen it comes to the subject of homosexuality, our religious institutions remind me of the Civil Rights Movement of the 60's. The position of each church or synagogue was so varied it was hard to believe that we were reading from the same Bible or believing in the same God. Scriptures seemed to support segregation on one side and social justice on the other.

During my teenage years, I remember wondering why my church did more to impede the civil rights movement than to take a courageous stand on its behalf. We were told from the pulpit that God never intended on the mixing of the races. The idea of black people eating in a public restaurant, riding in the front of the bus, or attending the same high school was unthinkable. In retrospect, the thought of denying any of God's children of that right is unconscionable.

Many churches and religious groups quote scriptures that denounce homosexuality. Yet the same scriptures that equally condemn divorce are totally ignored. Because of the shame and embarrassment associated with homosexuality, most of us allow this hypocrisy to go unchallenged.

There are seven deadly sins in the Bible: Pride, Lust, Gluttony, Anger, Sloth, Envy, and Greed. Homosexuality is not among them. Why not?

Jesus walked hundreds of miles and spoke to thousands of people. Because he surrounded himself with social outcasts, he must have met what we today consider gay and lesbian people. Yet He said nothing about homosexuality. Why not?

If homosexuality were so sinful, wouldn't Jesus have either addressed it or condemned it?

God's love and acceptance is far greater than any of us can ever imagine and is never limited by the thoughts of man. I have no magic answer why God created some of His children gay. I do know that He does not withhold His love from them anymore than He did His black children, even though some of His white children thought He should.